Neo Boys

Sooner or Later

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This comprehensive collection gathers vital live and studio recordings from the pioneering all-female Portland punk band Neo Boys, who formed in part as a response to their city's overwhelmingly male music scene. The rawness of the group's early days with guitarists Jennifer Lobianco and Carol Steinel is captured by songs like "Kids," an inspired cover of the Rolling Stones' "I'm Free," and "Time May Tell," while the sophistication Meg Hentges brought during her stint with the band is reflected in later cuts like "Split" and "Under Control." With extensive liner notes as well as a wealth of music, this is the kind of retrospective that fans of lesser-known groups dream about.

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